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Ps2 is unable to read disc, how do I reset the factory settings. I am hoping if I reset it that it will work

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Please watch this video I have attached. The disc read error on the ps2 is a hardware problem, not something that can be fixed by a reset.Good luck!

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If your PS2 is giving a disc read error all you need to do is open the case and clean the lens. I do not advise using a disc cleaner device in it, as they tend to scratch the lens. Just use some rubbing alcohol and a Q-Tip

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Dont reset your console! there is a device that you can buy at JB-HI-FI it will clean all the **** out of your console

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If your PS2 works fine with most of the games and won’t play a few..Then you should try this trick to play them too on your PS2:
  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:6e4cb56.jpg
  3. Press the (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like9d90dc8.jpg
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press (triangle).
  5. New screen will appear likedd8fb1a.jpg
  6. Highlight the Disc Speed as above and press X button,to enter Disc Speed Menu
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  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
  10. Remove the Reset Button and Press it again.
Be patient and wait till the game loads itself. If your lens is in good condition then it will play game in first go else try again till it PLAY your game. If still your Grand Turismo 4 DVD wont work then you must clean your PS2 lens.Watch following video to learn about cleaning lens:
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Disc read errors are mainly due to worn out lens or dirty PS2 lens.Clean your PS2 lens to get rid of this problem if your lens is dirty.Watch this video it will help you to know how to clean your PS2 lens.Watch it carefully.


Remember to keep your PS2 in Dust free environment if you don't want your PS2 lens to get dirty.
If your PS2 can not play certain games like Rock band try this tip:
  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:
  3. Press the ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle).
  5. New screen will appear like
  6. Highlight the Disc Speed as above and press ps_b_x.gif button,to enter Disc Speed Menu
  7. And set it from Standard to "Fast".
  8. After you set Disc Speed to Fast, Press and Hold Reset Button to turn off your console.
  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
  10. Remove the Reset Button and Press it again.
And after that wait till your game is loaded.

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My playstation is unable to read dvd movies do i need some kind of cleaner for it and what type?


dOn wOrRy all u hAv to do is
to turn on uR pS2 witthout puttin a DVD oR aNy diSc........
on mEnu screen gOto [options] by pRessing 'triangle' button.........
a new screen will appear select by pressing 'X' [DISC SPEED]....n sEt it to fAst
.....then insert the DVD movie........tURn off PS2....
press n hold the reset button till the blue light is turned on
......release the button and press it again..............
it wOuld take a little tYm foR uR DVD movie to be loAded........
be patient till the movie plays it self..............
If uR DVd still wont play then you should clean your PS2's lens Watch this video.....!!!

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its because your lens kit are defect search on google for replacement lens ist about 80$ usd its not really hard to replace but verify that your warranty is over before lol

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9) Turn off your PS2.


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To bring the PS3 to factory settings, you need to use the reset to facorty deafults in the system settings menu, not the restore system under backupdefaults.

you will lose all data because it will fomat the hard drive. I think this might be your best option.

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